WhatsApp update brings flurry of new emojis

by: Edgar CervantesFebruary 11, 2016

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With over a billion monthly active users on board, it is no surprise WhatsApp is getting funner. But this is not only due to its rich user base, the app itself keeps getting improvements. Not to mention the fact that it is now completely free.

What’s next? Well, we know video calls may be in the works, but today the Facebook-owned application is also getting a new set of emojis for your entertainment.


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Screenshot_20160211-000623There’s plenty of new additions; my favorite is definitely the middle finger one (yes, there is one). You can also use an upside-down face, a popcorn box, an urn, religious icons and much, much more. Emojis are kind of important for communication, aren’t they? It’s definitely nice to see more options around.

Of course, the only feasible way to explore these new emojis is to get the update (version 2.12.441) and check them out yourself. The only problem is some of you may not have the update available yet. These tend to roll out in phases, but you can always check out the Google Play Store to see if your device is ready for some emoji goodness. If not, it should come in a few days… or so. Or you can download the APK from the link below!

But tell us – which is your favorite new emoji? Is it the “bird”, too?

Download WhatsApp from the Google Play Store
  • General Zod

    Lol…..Got these on windows platform weeks ago.

    • Inshaeql

      Months ago on android, idk what is up with this article.

      • General Zod

        because my buddies were able to see nothing but boxes in their chats instead of those emoticons!

        • Adithya Raman

          I think he is talking about beta version.
          Or maybe the midfing emoji. That was available in android app for months.

          • Love Gambler

            You’re right, the Smiley’s were there since last month in Beta, but Play Store update was rolled few days back

      • Mayanktaker

        nope. not month ago. I can confirm. my android friends can only see blank msg. Windows got this a week ago already but no news about that. and when android got, its trending on fb.

  • Rishu Agrawal

    I got the new emojis in December itself! I remember using the middle finger one specifically :P

  • mibaksh

    Got these last week iirc on android. Confirmed the update number also. It wasn’t a beta.

  • Name

    So old

  • s2weden2000

    wHazup …

  • Santana

    Wow and telegram still has the best, WhatsApp playing catch up with emojis and telegram playing catch up with users.

  • Tonderai Chambwe

    been using them since dec

  • TheDude

    did you just post month old news as something that happened just now?

    • KXSOO

      There’s newer emoji, than the emoji we recieve a month or so ago. I just received the update today.

      • TheDude

        I just downloaded whatsapp 2.12.448, no new emojis whatsoever since 2.12.372. (when they added all of the missing emojis from Unicode, including the middle finger)

  • lovelysac

    Blackberry had these ages ago!!